Police rescue 10 kidnapped victims, arrest suspects in Bauchi



The Bauchi State Police command has rescued 10 kidnapped victims and killed two suspected kidnappers within four days of an ongoing operation in Ningi Local Government Area of the state

Auwal Musa Muhammad, the commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this development in a statement on Tuesday.

He explained that the operations were carried out in conjunction with the Ali Quara hunters and succeeded in rescuing the victims between July 17 and July 20.

According to him, other suspects fled in panic and filtered into the nearby bushes after they had been shot.

In a similar development, the command has succeeded in sending kidnappers away from Babarko village along Pali district and Yalo Karekare Digare PAPA village, along Gwana district and arrested seven (7) notorious kidnappers syndicate.

He identified the arrested suspects as Isah Gambo, 25; Hamza Ali, 26; Ali Isyaku, 27; Danlami Isyaku, 30; Abubakar Isyaku, 25; Adamu Alh. Lado, 30 and Usman Dan Asibi 30.

'In one of the successful operations carried out between July 17th to 20th, the operatives rescued 10 victims of kidnapping unhurt and reunited them with their families.

'Similarly, the operatives attacked the hoodlums and neutralized two of the armed kidnappers and arrested one other, while the remaining terrorists were subdued during a gun duel with our team.

'Subsequently, the police operatives in conjunction with the (Ali quara) hunters on a routine patrol in Dutsen Siddi, Zanya, Zori, Kafin Gora, Dukutu, Runu, Kwapto, Gwari, Rafin Gora, Jimi and Bura District all in Ningi LGA, attacked the hoodlums and neutralized two of the armed kidnappers and arrested one other, while the remaining terrorists were subdued during a gun duel with our team,' the statement read.

'Preliminary investigation uncovered that the aforementioned suspects are the notorious kidnappers terrorizing the Alkaleri community & beyond. Raids and searches were conducted at their various hideouts and the following calibres of prohibited firearms were recovered;

'One (1) locally-made revolver pistol One (1), locally-made AK-47 rifle One (1), locally-made fabricated pistol One (1), locally-made pump action. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the commission of the crime and more,' the statement added.

The command noted that investigation has already started and the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.

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